New Westminster is a historically important city in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada, located on the right bank of the Fraser River, on the southwest side of the Burrard Peninsula and roughly at the centre of the Greater Vancouver region. “New West” is western Canada’s oldest city and was BC’s first capital.
Population: 70,996 (2016 Census).
New Westminster’s mild temperate rainforest climate is approximately the same as Vancouver’s, and the city gets 2,000 hours of sunshine annually. Average daily high temperatures reach 22°C/72°F in July and August, and 6°C/43°F in December and January. The average annual rainfall is around 111cm/43 in.
Things to Do and Living.
Named by Queen Victoria, the “Royal City” combines a modern urban waterfront with some historic brick and stone buildings. New Westminster offers a wide variety of activities in arts, entertainment, sports, and outdoor recreation: museums and heritage sites, festivals and paddlewheeler cruises, art galleries and waterfront shopping, sports events and the casino nightlife scene.
Here’s more information about living and things to do in New Westminster: http://www.hellobc.com/new-westminster/things-to-do.aspx
And here’s a quick video for you to learn more about visiting and living in New Westminster:
Economy and Employment.
The local economy has always had a mix of industrial sectors, but it has evolved over the years, moving from a reliance on the primary resources of lumber and fishing in the 19th century, to heavy industry and manufacturing in the first half of the 20th century, to retail from the mid-1950s to the 1970s, to professional and business services in the 1990s, and finally to high-tech and fibre-optic industry in the early 21st century.
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